Through Barbed Wire  

Warm Greetings. 

This morning, Friday May 20, 2011, I was presented with the decision of the Advisory Board of Pardons.  The 5-2 vote against commutation is the recommendation to Governor Patrick.  The document indicates the vote occurred in December 2010, and the participants are the October 7th board members. 
Simply stated, I don't believe individuals, who previously voted to support my petition, suddenly opposed it. As you well remember, the 2007 vote was 6-0 in support. I intend to inquire about this process and hope you feel inclined to contact the board members as well as public officials including Governor Patrick for clarity. To assist you, I hope to make available the video of the hearing and the written document of the recent decision. 

Please feel free to contact me or my attorneys Ed Berkin (617) 248-2340, and Margaret Burnham (617) 373-8857, for additional information and for further discussion.  Thank you for your concern as well as your love and support. 

One Love,

Contact info:

Governor Deval Patrick
Massachusetts State House
Office of the Governor
Room 280
Boston, MA 02133
617.725.4005, 888.870.7770 (in state) (email link) 

Massachusetts Parole Board/Advisory Board of Pardons
Executive Office of Public Safety
Central Office
12 Mercer Road
Natick, MA. 01760
Phone: 508-650-4500
Toll Free Victim's Line: 1-888-298-6272
Fax: 508-650-4599
Executive Office of Public Safety Website

>> Download the Board Decision (pdf) <<

Please read and sign the petition to support Arnie King’s request for commutation of sentence